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Last Updated on 31 August, 2017

Welcome to the New Competition Year of IHBB Europe!

(31 August, 2017) International Academic Competitions is excited to begin its seventh year of International History Bee and Bowl history quiz tournaments for European students and teams! Our new year promises to be our busiest ever, with nearly 20 regional IHBB tournaments planned throughout Europe. We’ll be visiting schools for the first time in Iceland, Norway, Finland, Wales, and the English Midlands, hoping to then have new tournaments in each of those locations. We’re also looking to hold new tournaments in the Czech Republic, Scotland, Ireland, and possibly Hungary and the Baltic states as well. Wherever you’re located, we hope that you and your students will be able to join us! As in past years, we will have two regional question sets offered, which will allow students and teams up to two chances to qualify for our 2018 European Championships in early June, which will likely be held in England. We will also shortly be posting new information on how schools can also participate in the International History Bee and Bowl, as well as the International Geography Bee on an intramural basis, even if they are not located near a tournament site. Students at schools competing in this way will still be able to qualify for our European Championships, as well as the 2018 International History Olympiad and the 2018 Intl. Geography Bee World Championships, both of which will be held in Berlin in July 2018! For more information on all of our European tournaments, please contact our Executive Director, Mrs. Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck throughout the 2017-2018 competition year, and we look forward to seeing you and your team at a tournament soon!

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Congratulations to our 2017 IHBB European Champions!

The International History Bee and Bowl held its sixth annual European Championships in Rome on 19-21 May, 2017, with St. Stephen’s School as the host venue for all competitions aside from the History Bee of Vatican City (which was played on questions on the history of Christianity outside in St. Peter’s Square!). Thanks to Ms. Inge Weustink of St. Stephen’s School for coordinating the hosting arrangements and to everyone who came and played or assisted with the tournament. Congratulations to our many champions and we look forward to seeing all teams and students back in 2017-2018 for IHBB’s seventh year! We’ll likely be adding a few additional regional tournaments, and we will be posting information on our 2018 European Championships in this spot as soon as the dates and venue are secured. We’ll also be looking forward to the 2018 International History Olympiad in Berlin next summer as well! Have a great summer, and we’ll see you next competition year!

2017 IHBB and IGB European Champions
Varsity History Bowl: Stefan Batory High School, Warsaw, Poland
Varsity History Bee: Brychan Hall, Abu Dhabi Homeschool Association
Varsity International Geography Bee: Brychan Hall, Abu Dhabi Homeschool Association

Junior Varsity History Bowl: Inter-Community School, Zürich, Switzerland
Junior Varsity History Bee: Kai Schärer, Inter-Community School, Zürich, Switzerland
Junior Varsity International Geography Bee: Harper Christian, American International School of Budapest, Hungary

Middle School History Bowl: Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland
Middle School History Bee: Adam Rizzoli, QSI International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Middle School International Geography Bee: Anabel Mellinger, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland

Champions from the Sports & Entertainment History Bee, History Bee of Vatican City, and Academic Bowl of Europe can be found on the main championships page here.


IHBB’s 2017 European Championships to Be Held at St. Stephen’s School in Rome on 19-21 May!

(Spring 2017) The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce that its 2017 European Championships will return to St. Stephen’s School in Rome on Friday-Sunday, 19-21 May! As was the case last year, we will feature the Academic Bowl of Europe (open to all), the annual Sports and Entertainment History Bee with its Open Division open to parents, coaches, and family members, and for the first time, the European Championships of the International Geography Bee! Students finishing in the top half at the IGB European Championships qualify for the 2018 IGB World Championships in Berlin (held in conjunction with the 2018 International History Olympiad).
We will also coordinate some sightseeing on Friday morning at St. Peter’s followed by lunch and then our History Bee of Vatican City (on the history of Christianity with a focus on the Catholic Church) played in St. Peter’s Square! The History Bee championships will then be held on Saturday afternoon, and the History Bowl Championships on Sunday. This year, for the first time, students who only played at one regional tournament can have a second chance to qualify for the History Bee Championships in the Qualifier Match on early Saturday afternoon as well. Registration for all events will open by mid-April and run through May 15.
A big thank you to Ms. Inge Weustink for helping to bring our European Championships back to St. Stephen’s and we hope to see you all there in May! For further questions, please see the European Championships page or contact us at nolwenn@historybowl.com Good luck!

IHBB Announces the Launch of The International Geography Bee!

(13 February, 2017) The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce the launch of the International Geography Bee, a new, worldwide geography quiz competition for primary and secondary school students around the world. excited to begin its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout Europe! Within Europe, the International Geography Bee effectively replaces the “Geography Bee of Europe” that has been held for the past two years at the European Championships of The International History Bee and Bowl. IGB will also allow European students to then compete at the IGB World Championships, which will be held every other year in conjunction with the International History Olympiad, beginning in Berlin, Germany in July 2018. The European Division of the IGB consists of the European Championships Qualifying Exam (which can be taken at any IHBB Europe regional tournament, or with a teacher or homeschool instructor as a proctor) and the European Championships. For IGB’s European Division, the same three age divisions apply as they do for the International History Bee and Bowl. The top 50% of students in each age division at the IGB European Championships then receive eligibility to compete at the IGB World Championships. Qualification is valid for two years; thus students can qualify for the 2018 IGB World Championships in either 2017 or 2018. Students who graduate secondary school in 2017 are permitted to come back after one year of university studies to compete as well. For more information on the International Geography Bee, please see www.internationalgeographybee.com or contact us at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck!